The province of Gauteng is the smallest province in South Africa. However, it is the economic hub of the country. It has the highest population density of all the provinces in South Africa. It is surrounded by the provinces of the Free State, North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Gauteng is the only landlocked province that does not have an international border.
Gauteng derived it's name from the Sotho word 'gauta', meaning 'gold' This name was used as the basis for the naming of this province. The name aptly describes the area's history of gold mining, which still continues to this day.
Cities and Towns
The province is dominated by the two largest cities in the country. Johannesburg is the major economic powerhouse of the country. Pretoria is the administrative capital of the country. The towns of Centurion and Midrand lie between these two cities.
North vs South
There are no specific boundaries within Gauteng. For the purposes of the web page, we have separated the region onto a southern and a northern region. An imaginary line was drawn between the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria. The cities and towns in the northern region include:
The area falls within the Highveld Biome. This biome is identifiable by large open grasslands. The Orange River forms the boundary to the south. The higher lying escarpment region forms the border of the province to the north. There is still extensive agriculture to the west, south and east of the province.
Natural areas worth exploring
Although most of the area consist of concrete jungle, below is a list of natural areas worth exploring in North Gauteng:
- Roodeplaat dam
- Hennops River
- Leeuwkloof Valley Conservancy
45+ camping sites in the Northern Region of the Gauteng Province.
Find your perfect spot.
Below is a listing of camp sites that have been featured and have a blog.
Click on the image to read the blog and find out more about each camp site.
Listing of Camp Sites
Below is a listing of camp sites in the Northern Region of the Gauteng Province.
Click on the image and you will be directed to the respective websites for more information and contact details.
We are constantly on the lookout for more camping sites in this area.
Please let us know if we are missing any camping sites, and we will include them in our listings. You can send us an email at
Please note that we are not responsible for bookings at any of the sites listed above.
The Ikamu website offers a listing of camping sites in the region. We do not take any responsibility should the camp site information become inaccurate or incomplete. Ikamu also does not take any responsibility for any poorly managed camp sites or camping facilities.
This webpage was designed by an enthusiastic camper who wants to enable other campers to find their ideal camping site.